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Table 6 MBBCh students’ performance level for each NBT domain (2011–2017)

From: Predictive validity of the National Benchmark Test and National Senior Certificate for the academic success of first-year medical students at one South African university

Performance levelsNBT MAT
(n = 1642)*
NBT AL
(n = 1646)*
NBT QL
(n = 1646)*
Proficient891 [54.3%]1253 [76.1%]1037 [63.0%]
Intermediate Upper503 [30.6%]313 [18.9%]467 [28.4%]
Intermediate Lower233 [14.2%]80 [4.8%]138 [8.4%]
Basic15 [0.9%] 4 [0.2%]
  1. *Number of students with results